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You wouldn't know this wasn't an S550 if it didn't have badges and had the lights taped up.

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Bro, those look nothing like the s550 in terms of the side view design. The s550 and those have long hoods and short deck lids, flared fenders, and some nice curves, that's about it. You're reaching here. My younger bro who knows basically nothing about cars could easily tell the f-type apart from an s550. If you can't, then you need to get your eyes checked.
 

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My younger bro who knows basically nothing about cars could easily tell the f-type apart from an s550.
I didn't say they were identical. Just that one design was trivially tweaked from the other.
 

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I always heard people say that it was Aston Martin that Ford ripped off for the S550...

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I will hold out judgement but I hate how it looks in that picture. It looks like a cheap dodge or something.
 

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I always heard people say that it was Aston Martin that Ford ripped off for the S550...

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Since the Moray Callum was in charge of the design of S550 and his brother Ian Callum designed the DB9... The whole bodylines of the S550 are pretty much 1:1 copied from the DB9.
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Since the Moray Callum was in charge of the design of S550 and his brother Ian Callum designed the DB9... The whole bodylines of the S550 are pretty much 1:1 copied from the DB9.
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Correct… I anticipate a lower hood and tighter butt too.
 

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Thanks Ace, that was my understanding as well, so I was a little confused about the Jag reference. I guess both Aston Martin and the Mustang designers could have ripped off Jaguar, but that would surprise me.
 

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When the DB7 and later DB9 were designed by Ian Callum, both Aston Martin and Jaguar were owned by Ford. Ian Callum stayed as head of Jaguar design until just a couple of years ago, so his influence is still strong in the design of both current Jaguars and Astons.
 

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You wouldn't know this wasn't an S550 if it didn't have badges and had the lights taped up.

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I could see my wife not knowing the difference, but they seem very different to me. They do have some similarities, but there are enough differences that are easy to notice. Length of the hood, the way the bottom of the rear side glass turns up, the curves at the bottom of the rear glass, the shape of the tail panel...
 

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The BMW 8 series follows the same shapes as well.
 

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GT rendering sent in from Zander13’s on YouTube. Includes the BMW style wheels that have been spotted across several test-mules. Safe to say the production model took cues from the Audi and BMW if it does indeed include that front end.

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GT rendering sent in from Zander13’s on YouTube. Includes the BMW style wheels that have been spotted across several test-mules. Safe to say the production model took cues from the Audi and BMW if it does indeed include that front end.

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Another black plastic grille that turns grey after a few years in the sun. Why do car designers think this way?
 

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Another black plastic grille that turns grey after a few years in the sun. Why do car designers think this way?
My car, a 5th gen explorer, has these black parts over the a, b, and c pillars to give it this cool contrasting look. In the 6years we've owned it, the color has remained the same. The oldest explorers in this gen are 12 years old by this point, and they don't seen to be having any issues either. I wouldn't be too concerned, this isn't the 80s and 90s when cars fell apart 5 seconds after pulling off the lot.
 

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My car, a 5th gen explorer, has these black parts over the a, b, and c pillars to give it this cool contrasting look. In the 6years we've owned it, the color has remained the same. The oldest explorers in this gen are 12 years old by this point, and they don't seen to be having any issues either. I wouldn't be too concerned, this isn't the 80s and 90s when cars fell apart 5 seconds after pulling off the lot.
Both my vehicles are over 15 years old, and sit out in the sun all of the time, the black plastic (on both of them) is now a dark grey.
 

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Both my vehicles are over 15 years old, and sit out in the sun all of the time, the black plastic (on both of them) is now a dark grey.
In the last 20 years, the automotive industry has advanced their plastics. Your car's plastic faded within 5 years and continued to get worse. Go look at a 6+ year old early model s550 and take a look at the plastics.
 
 
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